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A B C D E F G H IJ K L M N O PQ R S T UV W XYZ
This index includes people in Alchemy of Bones, others connected with the Luetgert case and names that came up during the author's research.
Names in bold appear in the book. All addresses and ages are from 1897, and all addresses are in Chicago unless noted otherwise.
© 2003 Robert Loerzel.
|Mrs. A.E. Raak||Raak left a joke note about Mrs. Luetgert when she was on a whaleback boat in Lake Michigan sometime around August 1897.||
Address: 132 Ontario Street.
|Wilhelm Rabe||Diedrich Bicknese’s father-in-law; he lived near Elgin, not far from Arnold Luetgert.|
|Louise Sophie Rabe (Bicknese)||The wife of Diedrich Bicknese.||Born:
February 24, 1863, Fullersburg, Illinois.
Died: January 30, 1957, Addison, Illinois.
|Mary Redding||Luetgert's defense lawyers claimed Redding was a "false witness" who was ready to testify that Luetgert and Feld had an intimate relationship.|
|Harry E. Reed||A juror in the second Luetgert trial.||
Address: 6305 Woodlawn Avenue.
|Isaac J. Reed||A Cook County deputy jailer. Like many jail employees at the time, he was African-American or " colored."|
|Chris Reichendorff||A businessman referred to in William Charles’ testimony.|
|Reilly||A Cook County bailiff mentioned in coverage of the Luetgert case.||First name unknown.|
|Lena Reinking||A Wheaton resident who was on the witness list for second trial; was cited for contempt; possibly a cousin of Louise Luetgert and a member of the Meinking or Meinkings family.|
|Jacob W. Richards||The assignee who handled the bankruptcy of the Luetgert business.|
|August Riehman||A guard at the Luetgert factory during the time of the trials.|
Bernhart L. Riese
|A physician who testified for the Luetgert defense, he dissolved human corpses in an attempt to duplicate the prosecution's scenario for how Luetgert had allegedly disposed of his wife's body.||Address:
240 Wabash Avenue.
Brother of defense attorney Max Riese.
|Max J. Riese||A defense attorney in the second Luetgert trial.|
|Robbins||A police captain in Anderson, Indiana, where a woman was mistaken for Mrs. Luetgert.||First name unknown.|
|Lafayette Robinson||A farmer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who saw the woman resembling Mrs. Luetgert.|
|Henry Rohlfing||A farmer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who saw the woman resembling Mrs. Luetgert. He was also referred to as Henry Rohlsing.|
|Cornelious Rourke||A reporter for the Chicago Journal, he took part in the scheme to listen in on the Luetgert jury.|
|Col. Rouse||A.W.C. Grottey claimed to have seen this man in a hoax preceding the Luetgert case.||First name unknown.|
|Clarendon Rutherford||A doctor who had attended Adolph and Louise Luetgert and their children.||Variations of name: Clarence Rutherford, Clarence Rudderford.|